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February 12, 1740 Governor of Spanish Florida, Manuel de Montiano writes to Cuba requesting help in preventing a siege of St. Augustine
February 12, 1824 Daniel McNeil is appointed to re-measure the Georgia-Florida border because of continuing disputes
February 12, 1825 William McIntosh, the son of an American Revolution hero and a Creek woman, signs the Treaty of Indian Springs. In exchange for a plantation on the Chattahoochee River, McIntosh signs away almost all remaining Creek land in Georgia
  Creek Indians
February 12, 1838 Dahlonega mint officially opens for business
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
February 12, 1876 James Augustine Healy is appointed Bishop of Portland, Maine, by Pope Pius the IX.
  James Augustine Healy
February 12, 1892 The cyclorama "Battle of Atlanta" is displayed at a building on Edgewood Avenue
February 12, 1936 John Wesley Dobbs calls for a "political reawakening" of Atlanta's black voters from the pulpit of Big Bethel A. M. E Church.
  The Road to Integration
February 12, 1957 Federal judge Frank Hooper dismisses Horace Ward's case to integrate the University of Georgia on the grounds that he had failed to reapply when he was rejected and that he had been accepted to another law school
  Donald L. Hollowell
  The Road to Integration
February 12, 1972 Eat a Peach is released
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
February 12, 1977 The Lover's Lane Murderer strikes again, at West Manor Park in Atlanta. The couple is seriously injured, but live to tell of an attack by a large black male
  Lover's Lane Murders
February 12, 1978 Ruth Schwob averted the Wynnton Stocking Strangler by triggering a bedside alarm. The strangler left, finding Mildred Borom, 78, less than two blocks away.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
February 12, 1981 The Atlanta Area Consortium recommends a 35 acre park east of downtown Atlanta as the site of the Carter Presidential Library, with a parkway for access. Opposition to the plan by the neighborhood around the park is immediate.
  Jimmy Carter
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